Starting a Wiki...

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Starting a Wiki...

Post by Mario » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:37 pm

I'm starting a wiki for this site, hopefully to have all the information we have compiled into one convenient place. I just want to know if I am allowed to just start adding stuff, or do I need to contact all the individual creators of the content?

The site is http://www.benheck.wikia.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; , by the way. There's been nothing done on it yet.
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Re: Starting a Wiki...

Post by jjhammerstein » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:39 pm

You should give ask permission and give credit, but that's just common courtesy. Legally, you just have to give credit.
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Re: Starting a Wiki...

Post by thewise1 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:48 pm

Hopefully we can create a complete list of all portables that have been created. Listing it's information:

Who made it
When was it made
How long it took to make it
technical specs (like battery and features like av out)
and links to its news and build thread if one was made.
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Re: Starting a Wiki...

Post by Mario » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:51 pm

We could put everything in the stickies in there, basic tools/methods, all kinds of tutorials (looking at you, bacteria! :) ). You know, that kind of stuff.
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Re: Starting a Wiki...

Post by wallydawg » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:51 pm

good luck and hopefully it lasts longer than the last one we had (5 minutes? :P)
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Re: Starting a Wiki...

Post by palmertech » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:22 pm

nvm
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Re: Starting a Wiki...

Post by timmeh87 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:29 pm

wallydawg wrote:good luck and hopefully it lasts longer than the last one we had (5 minutes? :P)
Or the one before that.

I pretty well facepalmed when I read this topic but whatever. I hope it works this time.
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Re: Starting a Wiki...

Post by Kurt_ » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:48 pm

You need to designate tasks this time around.
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Re: Starting a Wiki...

Post by manuba » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:57 pm

Awesome idea man! :D

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Post by Kurt_ » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:15 pm

Many of us have seen the wiki rise and fall numerous times. "Awesome Idea" won't cut it as far as contributions go.

You (Mario/everyone) seriously need to delegate tasks if you want to get this even remotely off the ground. Before you start anything, make a huge list (all of us make a list) of everything we want to see on the wiki. From there, designate members to write specific articles, and keep an active list of incomplete articles going. Otherwise, it will just fade away after two or three people write an article or two. It's happened many times before.

An example of what the first post should look like:
(None of this is supposed to be accurate)

SNES:

- Original Board, rev. 1,2,3
- Original Board rev 4.
- Mini SNES
- PAL SNES
- FC Twin
- Retro Duo

Then expanding a single one of those sections:

Mini SNES:

- A/V, Controller, Controller Port, Cartridge Slot, and Power Pinouts (PalmerTech)
- Desoldering Components (See expanded hierarchy)
- Relocation cartridge slot (redirects to generic relocation page maybe) (PalmerTech)
- Relocation electrolytic capacitors (Samus)
- Removing and replacing the 7805 regulator and heatsink (Samus)
- Alternate places to draw video/audio (Mario)
- RGB modding the mini SNES (That one website that had a good explanation of it: Mario can convert it to wiki format)

Then some of those articles will be expanded:

Desoldering components: (possibly a redirect to a generic page for proper desoldering, plus some pictures of how to desolder the mini SNES parts)

- Method for desoldering controller ports (Mario)
- Method for desoldering cartridge slot (Mario)
- Method for desoldering A/V port (Triton)
- etc etc


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That's what we need. A gigantic break-down of every task that needs to be completed to create a complete wiki. Then we assign each section to specific people (as seen above).

Then, and only then, will this wiki every be complete.
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Re: Starting a Wiki...

Post by limpport » Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:26 am

wallydawg wrote:good luck and hopefully it lasts longer than the last one we had (5 minutes? :P)
Last one I saw lasted for months, at least. And did the old one have any ads in it? This Wikia has a crapton :x

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Re: Starting a Wiki...

Post by Valium » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:41 am

Very good chance of this losing interest just like the past twenty or so that have gone about.
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Re: Starting a Wiki...

Post by bacteria » Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:35 pm

Mario wrote:We could put everything in the stickies in there, basic tools/methods, all kinds of tutorials (looking at you, bacteria! :) ). You know, that kind of stuff.
I'm busy not just on my many projects but also re-doing and re-making my guides and tutorials from ground up, and posting onto my blog site. It will be released when my version 2 multi-platform system is publicised; TurboGrafx and N64 - to have two systems running on the multi-system (as a start).
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Re: Starting a Wiki...

Post by samjc3 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:05 pm

Kurt_ wrote:kurt_ wrote a lovely thing that im quoting, but not really, because its long. just read his post
i agree. it will fail if its not organized out beforehand, and it needs to be locked out to editing, except for the "mods". otherwise, some idiot will come in and mess with pinouts or something. and no one would really notice, that it was wrong.
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Re: Starting a Wiki...

Post by ShockSlayer » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:33 pm

All we nee dis something official, thats why these never take off. Something that wont get taken down so easily. That was we could keep adding to it, not just say We need this and this and this. I'm sure if we had that it would work.

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